EPL: Essien predicts Chelsea’s season, speaks on Hazard

EPL: Essien predicts Chelsea’s season, speaks on Hazard

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien has predicted that the club can win the Premier League title this season. The 35-year-old is also hoping that forward, Eden Hazard, would remain at Stamford Bridge and continues his impressive form. Hazard was tipped to leave the West London club during the transfer window in the summer, with Real Madrid said to be interested, after admitting in July that he was tempted to try “something different”. The Belgium international…

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Mikel, Essien react to Chelsea legend, John Terry’s retirement

Mikel, Essien react to Chelsea legend, John Terry’s retirement

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi and former Ghanaian international, Michael Essien ‏have reacted to the retirement of Chelsea legend, John Terry from football. Recall that Terry on Sunday evening announced his retirement from football, via his Instagram page. Mikel and Essien, who played alongside Terry for many years at Chelsea, congratulated the former centre-back, adding that it was an honour to have played alongside the 37-year-old. “Congratulations on a fantastic career old boy! Good…

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Drogba breaks silence on Chelsea legend, John Terry’s retirement

Drogba breaks silence on Chelsea legend, John Terry’s retirement

Ivory Coast football legend, Didier Drogba has reacted to the retirement of Chelsea legend, John Terry from football. Recall that Terry on Sunday evening announced his retirement from football via his Instagram page. Drogba, who played alongside Terry for many years at Chelsea, congratulated the former centre-back, adding that it was an honour to have played along with the 37-year-old. Drogba joined Terry at the Stamford Bridge in 2004 and the duo were teammates for…

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EPL: Hazard names ‘best manager’ he has played under at Chelsea

EPL: Hazard names ‘best manager’ he has played under at Chelsea

Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard has described manager, Maurizio Sarri, as the best manager he has played under at the club. Sarri is the sixth manager Hazard has had during his six years at Stamford Bridge, and the Italian gaffer has made a positive start to his reign, with the West London club still unbeaten this season. Hazard, who won the Premier League title under former Blues managers, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte for Chelsea, also…

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Why Antonio Rudiger withdrew from Germany squad

Why Antonio Rudiger withdrew from Germany squad

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has been forced to withdraw from Germany’s squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures after suffering a groin injury. Rudiger required immediate treatment following Chelsea’s routine victory over Southampton on Sunday. The 25-year-old will now miss Germany’s Nations League clash against Holland and France, although he believes he will still be able to train during the international break. “I won’t be available for Germany for the upcoming matches due to…

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EPL: Why I want Morata to cry often – Sarri

EPL: Why I want Morata to cry often – Sarri

Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri has said that he hopes his striker, Alvaro Morata, cries often. The Italian was reacting to Morata’s emotional celebration with Willian when the Spaniard scored Chelsea’s winning goal against Vidi in the Europa League at the Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Morata had buried his head in the Brazilian’s shoulder for several seconds after scoring the goal. Asked about the celebration, Sarri told post match press conference, “I don’t know, but if…

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Europa League: Chelsea vs Videoton: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Europa League: Chelsea vs Videoton: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Chelsea will tonight take on Hungarian champions, Videoton in the Europa Champions League fixture at Stamford Bridge. The Blues head to the game following a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend. Maurizio Sarri’s men made a perfect start to their European campaign by beating PAOK two weeks ago. Sarri has insisted that he will make several changes to his team when they clash with Videoton. Goalkeeper, Willy Caballero is expected to…

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EPL: Sarri reveals what happened to David Luiz under Conte

EPL: Sarri reveals what happened to David Luiz under Conte

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has admitted he has been surprised by the ability of David Luiz and says the defender was left “confused” by his lack of game time under his predecessor, Antonio Conte. Luiz had been an integral figure in the Blues’ title-winning season in Conte’s first year, but made just four appearances in the first half of 2018 as a result of injury and a rumoured rift with the Italian. However, the Brazil…

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EPL: Klopp gives update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury ahead of Chelsea clash

EPL: Klopp gives update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury ahead of Chelsea clash

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said that he is not sure if defender, Virgil van Dijk will be fit to face Chelsea on Saturday. The Dutch defender was substituted in the second half of Liverpool’s victory over Southampton last weekend. He was absent as Liverpool were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and has not trained this week. “We have to wait, he didn’t train with the team so far.” Metro UK quoted…

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EPL: Why I regret joining Chelsea – Diego Costa

EPL: Why I regret joining Chelsea – Diego Costa

Former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has said that he never should have joined Chelsea. The former striker also threw a dig at Antonio Conte, the manager who exiled him before he moved to Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window in 2017. Costa spent four successful seasons in the Spanish capital before signing for Chelsea in 2014 for a transfer fee of £32million. In his four years at Stamford Bridge, Costa won two Premier League…

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